Plant Breeding

Agricom’s core business is investing in plant breeding to produce innovations that will increase farmers’ profitability. This research is in the field of superior plant genetics and endophyte. Quantum leap innovations are achieved and expected from our Research and Development (R & D) programme, given the leading edge technology approach used and the high calibre science staff employed internally and by our partners. Agricom has exclusive plant breeding relationships with AgResearch Grasslands and their international partners in the areas of ryegrass and tall fescue, through a new joint venture called Grasslands Innovation, and with Plant and Food Research within their New Zealand Forage Cereal Programme. In addition to these relationships, Agricom will provide a channel to market for the products developed within their own breeding programmes.

The current range of species throughout our breeding programmes includes:

 

Ryegrass

 

 

 Other Grass

 

Perennial Ryegrass

Lolium perenne

 

Phalaris

Phalaris acquatica

Hybrid Ryegrass

Lolium hybridum

 

Timothy

Phleum pratense

Italian Ryegrass

Lollium multiforum

 

Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacea

Annual Ryegrass

Lollium multiforum

 

Cocksfoot

Dactylis glomerata

 

 

 

 

 

Clover

 

 

Other Legumes and Herbs

 

White Clover

Trifolium repens

 

Lucerne

Medicago sativa

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

 

Plantain

Plantago lanceolata

 

 

 

Chicory

 

Cichorium intybus


Forage Cereals

 

 

Forage Brassicas

 

Oats

Avena sativa

 

Rape

Brassicas napus

Triticale

Triticosecale

 

Swede

Brassicas napus

Barley

Hordeum vulgare

 

Turnip

Brassicas rapa

 

 

 

Kale

Brassicas oleracea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricom also has licensing agreements with other plant breeding companies globally to expand our range of products e.g. fodder beet and annual clovers.


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